The Korumburra Wildcats girls warm up for their final match of the round-robin series at last weekend’s Korumburra and district basketball tournament. M414418

– Korumburra Association hosts 130 teams, 230 games

BASKETBALL is booming in South Gippsland and last weekend, Korumburra was the centre of a beehive of activity when they hosted 130 teams and staged almost 230 games across four venues in two days during the Korumburra Basketball Association’s Annual Junior Tournament.
They came from all over Gippsland for it and there was some high-class play and plenty of thrilling basketball including slam-dunks, mighty blocks and some spine-chilling close contests.
Organisers including KBA President Matt Holmes, Vice President Scott McKenzie and Tournament Coordinator Kate Lindsay could not have been happier with the way the event was run and supported without a hitch all weekend.
“It was a fantastic event, extremely well run by all involved, the competition very good and support, including from our referees, some of whom umpired 10 to 12 games, was great,” said Scott McKenzie afterwards.
“We had 159 games across four venues; at Poowong, Korumburra, Leongatha and Meeniyan on Saturday and another 69 games on Sunday; it was at least as big as our biggest tournament and an indication of the level of interest in the sport.
Results included:
Under 10 Boys (A): Warragul def Traralgon 27-26
Under 10 Boys (B): Korumburra def Leongatha 18-8
Under 10 Girls: Traralgon def Moe 16-3
Under 12 Boys (A): Maffra def Traralgon 27-18
Under 12 Boys (B): Poowong def Maffra 22-20
Under 12 Girls (A): Warragul def Traralgon 23-16
Under 12 Girls (B): Korumburra def Sale 19-6
Under 14 Boys (A): Maffra def Warragul 39-23
Under 14 Boys (B): Wonthaggi def Korumburra 48-18
Under 14 Girls (A): Sale def Traralgon 18-12
Under 14 Girls (B): Leongatha def Traralgon 40-11
Under 16 Boys (A): Maffra def Traralgon 41-38
Under 16 Boys (B): Foster def Churchill 34-21
Under 16 Girls (A):Traralgon def Leongatha n.a.
Under 16 Girls (B): Morwell def Moe 36-14
Under 19 Boys: Traralgon def Phillip Island 57-46
Under 19 Girls: Traralgon def Korumburra (B) 28-23